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This humble blog was started to document our travels around the country during the summer of 2006, We have opted to continue updating it due to the requests from family & friends. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Music City- Nashville, TN

July 30, 2006

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Photobucket - Video and Image HostingWill Kimbrough

The next stop of our journey was one of those sheer happenstance special events that was brought about by an actual blog reader and led to one of the highlights of the trip. As some of you know, I am a huge Todd Snider fan and as such I am a member of the Todd Snider listserve which distributes info about Todd and his music. Well one of the other listers, Ann Witzany of Atlanta, had been following this blog and realized that our path was leading towards Nashville where a group of listers were gathering to attend a CD release party for Will Kimbrough. If you are not familiar with Will, here is a quote from his myspace site, “You wouldn't know it to look at him, but Will Kimbrough's been on the road singing his songs for 25 years now, well over half his life. He started young and he's stayed that way. He's one of the hardest working men in show-business (and we'll get to some of the many hats he wears) but first and foremost he's a songwriter, gifted with turns of phrase that should be on T-shirts, and melodies that can evoke dusty Americana with traces of deep and catchy melody that keeps things spare but not numbing. Just recently, he's played his songs alongside Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark, Joe Ely, Todd Snider and many others. Jimmy Buffett recorded Will's "Piece of Work" and has made it a staple of his live shows. Jack Ingram recorded "Goodnight Moon", Little Feat has recorded "Champion of the World" and the list goes on.”

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We couldn’t pass up on that opportunity, so we headed to Nashville. There was a large group of listers who met first at the 12 South Taproom before heading over to the show. We met a bunch of great people most from out of town like ourselves. After a few beers we headed over to the great venue, The Basement for the show. Will’s wife, Jessica was kind enough to get us on the guest list and we got a table right in front, just next to Will’s mother & aunt. Singer Amy Loftus opened the show, and she was good, but the star of the night was Will and he gave an electrifying show in front of a standing room only crowd that included many of his family & friends and us. He played almost all of the songs from his excellent new CD. It was an amazing night; we had a great time, met some incredible people and want to thank Ann, Jessica and all the new friends we made for a wonderful experience. Special thanks to Ramcey, Laura & Rochelle for helping us get to and from the venue.

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Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting In the front row!


To check out Will’s music try the link below:
Listen to Will Here

2 Comments:

At 10:52 AM, Anonymous Kilroys on Ruxton said...

Hey Guys -
Awesome that you got to hear some great music in Nashville! Kathy - love the black top you have on. Very sexy...

xoxo
Kari

 
At 8:15 AM, Blogger E.J.K said...

Hi I am Will Kimbrough's daughter, Emma, and i was seling merch the other night at the Basement, so you probably saw me. Thank you so much for coming to my dad's show!

i saw your card onour desk, so i decided to check it out!

emma kimbrough

 

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